22 days in Australia Itinerary

22 days in Australia Itinerary

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22 days in Australia Itinerary

Start: Zagreb
Fly:  23​h 45​min
1
Cairns
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Port Douglas
— 3 nights
shuttle + Fly:  6​h
3
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
4
Sydney
— 3 nights
+3
Fly + Drive + ferry + Drive:  8​h 15​min
5
Fraser Island
— 1 night
+4
Drive + ferry + Drive + Fly + taxi:  15​h 45​min
6
Denham
— Few hours
taxi + Fly:  9​h 30​min
7
Melbourne
— 3 nights
Fly:  24​h
End: Zagreb

3
nights
Cairns

A neat, cosmopolitan city of shaded plazas and laid-back neighborhoods, Cairns serves as a popular base for exploration of the surrounding region and the Great Barrier Reef, as well as a center for watersport activities like surfing or waterskiing.
We've included these beaches for you: Palm Cove Beach and Trinity Beach. Bring the kids along to Scuba & Snorkeling and Hartley's Crocodile Adventures. The adventure continues: hike along Esplanade Boardwalk and get into the urban bustle at Tanks Arts Centre.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Cairns tour itinerary builder tool .

Zagreb, Croatia to Cairns is an approximately 24-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from Zagreb to Cairns, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for much hotter weather when traveling from Zagreb in December: high temperatures in Cairns hover around 36°C and lows are around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Port Douglas.

Things to do in Cairns

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Wildlife

Side Trips

Palm Cove, Trinity Beach, Tanks Arts Centre
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures ©
Hartley's Crocodile Adventures
Palm Cove Beach ©
Palm Cove Beach

3
nights
Port Douglas

A holiday in Port Douglas balances an activity-filled getaway with plenty of opportunities to relax, thanks to its proximity to the Great Barrier Reef and bustling beach life.
Get outdoors at Scuba & Snorkeling and Safaris. Step out of Port Douglas to go to Cape Tribulation and see Daintree National Park, which is approximately 48 minutes away.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Port Douglas online sightseeing planner .

Getting from Cairns to Port Douglas by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or do a combination of bus and shuttle. December in Port Douglas sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park.

Things to do in Port Douglas

#Wildlife, #Tours, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Daintree National Park
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Safaris
Daintree National Park ©
Daintree National Park

1
night
Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park ©
For quintessential Outback scenery and culture, you can't beat a holiday in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park, a World Heritage Site.
On the 9th (Sun), stroll through Uluru Hiking Path, view the masterpieces at Walkatjara Art, then hike along Kuniya Walk, and finally take in the dramatic natural features at Uluru. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Walpa Gorge, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Kata Tjuta, and then get answers to all your questions at Uluru-Kata Tjuta Cultural Centre.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park trip planner .

Traveling by combination of shuttle and flight from Port Douglas to Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Port Douglas in December, expect nights in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 42°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park

#Parks, #Nature, #Outdoors
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Uluru ©
Uluru
Kata Tjuta ©
Kata Tjuta
Kuniya Walk ©
Kuniya Walk

3
nights
Sydney

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Get in touch with nature at Bondi Beach and Coogee Beach. We've included these beaches for you: Manly Beach and Camp Cove. There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk, enjoy the sand and surf at Freshwater Beach, hike along The Opera House to the Botanic Gardens Walk, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park to Sydney takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park in December; daily highs in Sydney reach 32°C and lows reach 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can travel to Fraser Island.

Things to do in Sydney

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches
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Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach
Manly Beach
Manly Beach
Bondi to Coogee Beach Coastal Walk ©

1
night
Fraser Island

Fraser Island ©
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Wanggoolba Creek and then explore the activities along Lake McKenzie. On your second day here, explore the activities along Eli Creek and then stroll through Seventy-Five Mile Beach.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Fraser Island day trip tool .

You can do a combination of flight, ferry, and car from Sydney to Fraser Island in 8.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of train, car, and ferry. In December, daily temperatures in Fraser Island can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can travel to Denham.

Things to do in Fraser Island

#Parks, #Nature, #Beaches
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Lake McKenzie ©
Lake McKenzie
Wanggoolba Creek ©
Wanggoolba Creek

few
hours
Denham

Denham ©
Denham is the administrative town for the Shire of Shark Bay, Western Australia. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Shell Beach and then stroll through Shark Bay.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Denham trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of car, ferry, flight, and taxi from Fraser Island to Denham takes 16 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Fraser Island to Denham, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Melbourne.

Things to do in Denham

#Parks, #Beaches, #Outdoors
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Shark Bay ©
Shark Bay
Shell Beach ©
Shell Beach

3
nights
Melbourne

Melbourne ©
The state of Victoria crown jewel, Melbourne boasts shaded streets, leafy residential neighborhoods, vibrant street life, and a picturesque city center.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at St. Kilda Beach and Half Moon Bay. Family-friendly places like Melbourne Zoo and Melbourne Museum will thrill your kids. Step out of Melbourne with an excursion to Werribee Open Range Zoo in Werribee--about 42 minutes away. There's much more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Royal Botanic Gardens, enjoy breathtaking views from Eureka Skydeck 88, don't miss a visit to Shrine of Remembrance, and enjoy the sand and surf at Sandridge Beach.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Melbourne visit planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Denham to Melbourne in 9.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle, bus, and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Denham to Melbourne is 2 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Melbourne can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Melbourne

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

St. Kilda Beach, Werribee Open Range Zoo
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Melbourne Zoo ©
Melbourne Zoo
St. Kilda Beach ©
St. Kilda Beach
Werribee Open Range Zoo ©
Werribee Open Range Zoo

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